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SOCKS5 Proxy

Here you can view the steps to configure Firefox and Qbittorrent for using our SOCKS5 proxies.

 

SOCKS5 proxies have multiple uses, some are

  • Improving the Killswitch.
  • Harder to detect OpenVPN usage.
  • Reducing amount of CAPTCHAs.


Firefox

  1. In the Firefox menu click on Edit.
  2. Click on Preferences.
  3. Click on Advanced.
  4. Click on Network Settings.
  5. Select Manual proxy configuration.
  6. Make sure HTTP/SSL and FTP proxy fields are empty.
  7. In the SOCKS Host: field enter 10.8.0.1 with port 1080.
  8. Click on SOCKS v5 and enable Remote DNS or tick Proxy DNS when using SOCKS v5.
  9. Click on OK.

To disable it in Firefox then go to step #2 and change it to No Proxy.

 

 

Firefox on Android

  1. Enter about:config in the addressbar and click on send.
  2. In the search field enter proxy.
  3. Scroll down to network.proxy.socks and enter 10.8.0.1.
  4. Scroll down to network.proxy.socks_port and enter 1080.
  5. Change the value for network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to True.
  6. Change the value for network.proxy.socks_version to 5.
  7. Change network.proxy.type to 1.
  8. Clear the field for network.proxy.ftp.
  9. Clear the field for network.proxy.http.
  10. Clear the field for network.proxy.ssl.
  11. Click on the back button to save the changes.

 To disable it in Firefox for Android then go to step #7 and change it to type 5.

 

 

Qbittorrent

  1. Click on Tools followed by Options (ALT-O) .
  2. Click on Connection.
  3. Under Proxy Server change Type to SOCKS5.
  4. Change Host: to 10.8.0.1.
  5. Change Port to 1080.
  6. Enable (check) use proxy for peer connections.
  7. Enable (check) Disable connections not supported by proxies.

To disable it in Qbittorrent go to Step #3 but change the type to (none).